Flashback Friday-Women In Power-The Contender (2000) & Commander In Chief (2005-2006)

I have a dream. I have a dream that one day, we will be able to refer to the President Of The United States as Madam President instead of Mr. President.

We’re getting there. Between Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, we came close to the title of Madam President a few years ago.  While we have yet to see a woman in the oval office, Hollywood has already put her there.

In 2000’s The Contender, Laine Hanson has been nominated to become Vice President Of The United States. During her confirmation hearing, lurid details about her private life are brought to the surface. Will she fight back or will she refuse to answer the allegations?

I fully believe that every woman should see this movie at least once in their lives. With all of the advances that American women have had in the past few decades, we still have a long way to go. While this movie is an entertaining drama, the message is that women must continue to fight for our rights and for equality.

Commander In Chief (2004-2005) starred Geena Davis as Mackenzie Allen, the first female President Of The United States. Nathaniel Templeton (Donald Sutherland) is determined to get her out of the oval office. While Mackenzie is POTUS, she is also balancing the demands of a husband and three growing children.

This show, like many new shows, had a good start. But due to changes in show runners and the creative team, it began to slowly die a painful television death. It’s a shame that this show lasted a short time, because for a while, it was a good show with good writing, good acting and good production values. But such is life.

I recommend both.

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